To the Readers' Forum:
I so look forward to the articles written by J. Paul Lombardo, but I must make a correction to one of his recent gems.
In dealing with the celebrities of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, he mentioned that the only two sports figures who were part of a major sports championship team were McCusker and Bedient.
We must also remember Howard Ehmke of Silver Creek who pitched over 300 games in the majors with Detroit, Boston, and Philadelphia, but who is most known for defeating the Cubs 3-1 in the first game of the 1929 World Series under manager Connie Mack: the A's won the series. He also set a record for World Series strike-outs in that game with 13.
Those interested might check out the Ehmke commemorative calendar I compiled and donated to the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. It has over 65 images related to Ehmke, including 19 of his baseball cards. One could also drive to Silver Creek to see the two New York State historical markers we put up in front of the Ehmke home and at the village ball park.